The show must go on!

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As the saying says, ‘the show must go on’ and at Pictou Academy, they are sticking to it.

Despite the possible impending teachers strike, the school’s annual musical production will go on.

Haphazardly Ever After is the musical of choice this year, hitting all the notes of family-friendly, interesting and funny that the cast was looking for in a play.

“We look for something with funny and engaging characters,” said Shelly MacPherson, teacher and director of the play. The performance is set in a fairy tale land where the king and the queen are trying to get their four adult children to move out of the castle.

“The cast I think really enjoys the play; we laugh a lot at ourselves,” she said about rehearsals.

Rather than the usual Thursday and Friday showing that the school usually opts for, MacPherson has switched it up this year. The play will hit the stage March 7 and 8, just before March Break for the students. The shows will take place at 7:30 each night at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre with tickets running $15 for adults and $10 for children under 10 years old. The play will also be performed for a few schools during the daytime as well.

Pictured are some of the Grade 12 students who are cast members of the Pictou Academy musical this year. From left back are Payton Briand, playing the queen; Kenzie LeBlanc, playing the fairy godmother; Robbie Tetreault as the inspector and Erin MacMillan as the narrator. Front left shows Emma Ruiz as one of the royal children and Brady Kennedy as her brother. (Brimicombe photo)